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2023 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 
  • 4:00 pm: Board Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 2023 
  • 7:15 am: Registration
  • 8:00 am: Vendor Set Up
  • 8:00 am: National Fire Academy Classes (must be pre-registered)
    • Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations
    • Health & Safety Manager 
  • 8:30 am: Board Meeting Reconvenes
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch for NFA Class Registrants
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: National Fire Academy Classes Continue
  • 1:30 pm: Board Meeting Reconvenes
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Registration Opens
  • 6:00 pm: Welcome Reception
Friday, March 10, 2023 
  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am: Registration
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am: Opening General Session
  • 8:00 am: Vendor Area Opens
  • 9:30 am: National Fire Academy Classes Continue
    • Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations  
    • Health & Safety Manager
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Combined Locks Warehouse Fire
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Leading Through Crisis: Helping Employees with Anxiety & Depression Stay Engaged
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Staying Strong & Aging Well in the Fire Service
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Fire Department’s Role in Fire Investigation
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Deep Dive into I Am Responding
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Stevens Point High Rise Fire
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Vicarious Trauma in First Responder Families
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Team Before Self
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Hoseline Handling & Management
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Leading on the Fireground – Part 1
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch on Your Own
  • 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Combined Locks Warehouse Fire
  • 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Leading Through Crisis: Helping Employees with Anxiety & Depression Stay Engaged
  • 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Staying Strong & Aging Well in the Fire Service
  • 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Fire Department’s Role in Fire Investigation
  • 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Deep Dive into I Am Responding
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Stevens Point High Rise Fire
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Vicarious Trauma in First Responder Families 
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Team Before Self
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Hoseline Handling & Management
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Leading on the Fireground – Part 2 
  • 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Vendor Reception in Vendor Hall 
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Memorial Service
Saturday, March 11, 2023 
  • 7:00 am: Registration
  • 8:00 am: Vendor Area Opens
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Combined Locks Warehouse Fire
  • 9:00 am – 10:15 am: Leading Through Crisis: Helping Employees with Anxiety & Depression Stay Engaged
  • 9:00 am  - 10:15 am: Staying Strong & Aging Well in the Fire Service
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Fire Department’s Role in Fire Investigation
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Deep Dive into I Am Responding
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Spouse/Guest Program
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Stevens Point High Rise Fire
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Vicarious Trauma in First Responder Families
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Team Before Self
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Hoseline Handling & Management
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Leading on the Fireground – Part 3
  • 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch - Round Table Discussion - General Business Session
  • 1:00 pm: Vendor Area Closes
  • 3:15 pm: Board Meeting
  • 5:00 pm: Hospitality Reception
  • 6:00 pm: Banquet
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Entertainment